White House to hold online “town hall meeting”

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From the White House

Members of the Obama Administration will participate in an online informational session to answer disability related questions this Thursday.

The meeting will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and can be streamed through disability.gov.

Questions must be submitted though an online form by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“It’s important for people with disabilities to have a voice in this administration,” said Kareem Dale, special assistant to the president for disability policy and associate director of the Office of Public Engagement, in a news release. “This town hall gives everyone the opportunity to ask questions and to learn about White House initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities everywhere.”

Answering questions will be Dale, Jeffrey Crowley, senior advisor on disability policy and director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, and Rebecca Cokley, director of priority placement in the Office of Presidential Personnel.

The online town hall meeting comes amid continued meetings with the White House and disability advocacy groups to address concerning regarding potential future cuts to Medicaid and other disability related programs. On July 6, the White House met with advocates from The Arc and families from Virginia, Georgia, Texas and West Virginia.